The founders of Turning Point Ministries love Edmond. Our current board members love Edmond. Edmond is a great community in which to live! But, the founders of Turning Point Ministries realized that there were many families who worked in Edmond that could not afford to purchase a home here due to the high median home price. We believe that it is important for teachers and city workers and others working in our community to be able to live here as well. That’s the reason Turning Point Ministries only builds homes in Edmond! Please join us as a volunteer and/or supporter!
The decision to purchase a home should be done thoughtfully with careful planning. This statement is especially true for first-time homeowners. There are many factors to consider. Families need to seriously evaluate how much they can responsibly afford to spend as well as the financing options available. Additional considerations are the required maintenance and upkeep for the type of home and yard they choose. What location will meet their family’s needs? Are they willing and able to follow home owners association policies?
Owning a home provides families with stability, security and the ability to increase wealth, but only if it is the right decision. Family’s purchasing a home through Turning Point Ministries go through a Home Buyer Education course and Financial Peace University to help them through this important decision. Our homeowners also contribute significant “sweat-equity” through volunteering in the construction of Turning Point homes. Sometimes through this process, a family will determine that it is not the right time for them to purchase a home and that is ok. Our prayer is that one day it will be.
As this recent article from Bloomberg indicates, each area of home construction has seen dramatic price increases. The article details the increase in each of the following crucial elements of home construction: foundation, lumber, trusses, drywall, pipes, wiring, paint, finish and appliances. For a non-profit organization like Turning Point Ministries, the staggering price increase of lumber (+200%) alone is painful enough, but coupled with the other significant increases is devastating.
Not only is the cost of building a home rising at an alarming rate, but the purchasing price of homes in general has shot up as well. Turning Point Ministries works to provide a hand-up to homeownership for modest income families. So, we find ourselves in a situation where the number of families in need of help is increasing at the same time that the costs of our mission are soaring. If you are able, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help Turning Point Ministries absorb the costs of this challenging time. Thank you!
It’s time for our 11th Annual Edmond Turkey Trot! Thanks to all of you who have supported us over the past 10 years!! Because of you, we have been able to continue to provide quality, affordable housing for qualified individuals or families in Edmond. Our families come from all walks of life, from teachers to single moms to missionaries – but no matter what they all have one thing in common – they are in need of an opportunity to own an affordable home in Edmond.
We especially need your help now! Due to the economy taking such a hard hit during this time of Covid-19, our applications have steadily increased. We are trying to keep up with the need but any help that you can provide during this season is greatly appreciated. Our thoughts are with all of you during this time; due to the upswing in Covid-19 cases locally, we have decided to CONTINUE with our race this year, but to host it ‘virtually’. This means, you still run or bike the race of your choice, but you will do it on your own on Thanksgiving morning. We will be following along on social media and watching for your posts and sharing them with everyone else!
HOW IT WORKS
- Register by November 20th to receive a t-shirt
- Run a 5K or Bike a 10K:
- Anytime on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26th
- Submit your finish time on the turkey trot website
- Dress up – make this fun for the whole family – make signs and cheer each other on!
- Upload your photos, crop and add filters and tag Edmond Turkey Trot and Turning Point Ministries – Edmond then share on social media!
- If you’re business in interested in sponsoring the turkey trot, please email Michelle Gregory or Josh Moore.
DRIVE THRU T-SHIRT PICKUP WILL TAKE PLACE AT 28 E. MAIN STREET IN THE DOWNTOWN EDMOND COMMUNITY CENTER PARKING LOT ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25TH FROM 3-7 PM.
October 2, 2020 was a great day for Duncan Fugitt! Not only did Duncan close on his Turning Point home, but he also found out he had been selected as the Teacher of the Year for Edmond North High School. Turning Point Ministries was founded to provide a hand up to homeownership for people like Duncan who work and serve in the Edmond community. The median home price in Edmond can be a barrier to homeownership for people who play vital roles in Edmond like teachers, municipal workers and first responders. We also make homeownership a reality for other modest-income families who need to live in Edmond. As a faith-based organization, our work is guided by the fundamental principle of sharing the love of Jesus Christ with the people we work with in every area of Turning Point. We would love for you to join us in our mission.
A few weeks before Duncan became a homeowner. We celebrated with him and his family at our traditional home dedication event. At this event, the new homeowner and their family join Turning Point staff, board members, future/current homeowners, and other supporters of Turning Point in a home blessing ceremony. Home dedications are one of our favorite events!